116 - Nintendo Direct Reactions and Nintendo's Identity Crisis

This week, we check in on Nintendo and see how they are doing! First up, we do a quick run through of the latest Nintendo Direct, and talk about what games caught our eye, and what failed to impress. Then, we deep dive into the company and discuss some of their recent decisions with cloud save, services, and more, and ask ourselves why Nintendo seems to be hit-or-miss with some of their decisions on their consoles. Is it a good idea for them to stand apart from the rest of the industry in some of their tactics? All this, plus our impressions on Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Assassin's Creed's post-launch strategy, and more await!


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SHOW NOTES:
Rocket City Trash Pandas: https://nerdist.com/rocket-city-trash-pandas-baseball-team-gotg/
Spider-Man sales so far: http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/09/16/spider-man-ps4-sales-dominating-global-charts/#/slide/1
Session coming to Early Access: https://rectifygaming.com/report-session-will-be-coming-to-early-access-in-q1-2019/
Assassin’s Creed Post-Launch Content: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-sCQnFX-uU&feature=youtu.be
Alan Wake coming to TV: https://variety.com/2018/gaming/news/alan-wake-tv-show-1202938003/
Shooting during Dr. Disrespect stream: https://www.twingalaxies.com/feed_details.php/2973/dr-disrespect-breaks-character-and-ends-stream-as-house-is-shot-at
Kingdom Hearts Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNnd-YAKjCU

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